Spotted Coralroot, Large Coralroot
|Location||Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia.|
A transcontinental species of the Montane, southern Boreal, Mixed and northern Deciduous Forest regions. Inhabits dryish sites in rich woodlands. Deciduous tree communities are most commonly Beech, Sugar Maple-Beech, and Sugar Maple-Red Oak. Eastern Hemlock is the most commontype of coniferous forest, and a preferred site within deciduous forests. Some colonies are observed on forested slopes at the edges of peatlands , swamps, and ponds.
|Flowering Season||Early June to early August.|
Height 10-50 cm; stem smooth, leafless, madder-purple, brownish or yellowish with several tubular sheaths on the lower part.
Raceme loose, few to many flowered.
Forma flavida is very rare and only known to exist from the central part of the Bruce Peninsula northwards. The stalk of Corallorhiza maculata appears above ground level only when flowering and producing seeds.
Guide to Orchids of North America
The Canadian Field-Naturalist Vol III Ð 1
© Royal Botanical Gardens, Dr. Donald Gunn Image Collection.